Calverton Colliery 1952-53


Standing L-R.

Bruce MacPherson or McPherson (Treasurer), Committee Not Known, Jack Wilson (Flat Cap), Bill Standen (Secretary), Roy Truman (Captain), Ken Hinch, Bob Kinton, 'Sonny' Pollard, 'Nobby' Barnes, Chris Lawson, Gerry Campion, Jack Love (Chairman), J. Pine.

Front Row L-R.

Albert Millichip, Terry Hatfield, George O'Dowd, Barry Chappell, Ron Farmer, Rex Little, Mick Thompson, Alec Wylie.

The club was formed in 1946 by Arthur 'Jocky' Matthews  who lived on North Green and he was assisted by Bill Hatfield the father of one of the players in the photograph.

At the time the photograph was taken they were members of the Nottingham Realm League (now defunct). In 1953-54 they finished the season Division 1 Runners Up and League Senior Cup Runners Up.

The following season 1954-55 they joined the Nottingham & District League (also defunct) and again finished the season Division 1 Runners Up.

The photograph was taken before the Realm League Cup Final of that season which they unfortunately lost.

(acknowledgement to Eddie Varney)